CDC finds disparate vaccination rates among pregnant women

An examination of COVID-19 vaccination rates among nearly 136,000 pregnant women between Dec. 14, 2020, and May 8, 2021, revealed rates were lowest among Black and Hispanic women and women aged 18 to 24 years. Similar results have been reported for receipt of other vaccinations during pregnancy. Asian and older pregnant women were most likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination completions during the same period were also lower in pregnant women (11.1%) compared with nonpregnant women aged 18 to 49 years (24.9%). (MMWR article, 6/15/21)